Module title: Mechanics

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC10106
Module leader: Pablo Jaen Sola
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

Module code MEC09107
Module title Engineering Applications
Examples of equivalent learning Mechanics & Engineering Design and CAD equivalent to SCQF level 9

2019/0, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Pavithiran Shanmugakani
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module is delivered through an integrated combination of lectures and practical exercises. Lectures introduce the theory and guide students to sources for further research to support the learning outcomes. Tutorials that draw from a question bank reinforce the lectures and provide immediate feedback of learning. These are supported by Mathematical software to provide templates for theory and calculations. Practical application of the analysis technique is achieved in a computing laboratory in which models are generated, solved and results interpreted..

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Structures commonly met in engineering are analysed using conventional calculations and industry standard tools.

Assessment (formative and summative)
On-line tutorials provide formative assessment and provide immediate feedback to staff and students on progress and learning. Quantitative assessment is through on line tests which draw from the same question bank as the tutorials. Assignments submitted through WebCt provide quantitative assessment.

On-line tests (Web CT) - 4 on line tests are available on line between weeks 1 and 12. Each test has 10 questions. Tests can be taken at any time and can be completed well within the 2hrs limit set by WebCt.

On-line assignments (Web CT) - Four Power Point presentations submitted as assignments in WebCT each presenting the results of a finite element analysis which have been interpreted and validated. An opinion on the structural integrity will also be expressed. The quality of the work is assessed using a grading form which is made available to the students. The presentations are between 10 and 15 slides and submitted throughout the semester following the practical laboratory.

Centrally timetabled exam - Four questions from five are answered in a supervised examination lasting 3 hrs.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 36
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 72
Independent Learning Guided independent study 80
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 20 1,2,3,4 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 20 1,2,3,4 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Revision of stress and strain in common engineering structures
Revision of 1D heat transfer
Theory of finite elements
Procedure for creating finite element models
Choice of element type
Axis symmetric models
Problems of re-entrant corners
Application of loads and constraints
Solution and presentation of results from finite element analysis
Interpretation of stress and heat transfer results from finite element analysis
Validation of finite element models



Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Analyse structures, using finite element software to determine stress, deformation resulting from specified loading and constraints;
LO2: Validate the results of a finite element analysis by comparison with standard calculations
LO3: Understand finite element theory and software coding and their influence on the interpretation of results from a finite element analysis;
LO4: Judge the significance of results from a finite element analysis in terms of structural integrity, design
goals, liability and litigation.

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